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Nov 25, 2022

Hi All,

First things first, thank you William & Songtao for the USB Flings for ESXi 8.

Just wondering, if anyone else is facing the same problem as me when creating a new ISO image with the latest USB Flings

/quote:
PS C:\esxi> Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-8.0.0-20513097-standard-USBFling" -ExportToIso -filepath ESXi-8.0.0-20513097-standard-USBFling.iso
Export-ESXImageProfile : Error retrieving file for VIB 'VMW_bootbank_irdman_1.3.1.22-1vmw.800.1.0.20513097':
('vib20/irdman/VMW_bootbank_irdman_1.3.1.22-1vmw.800.1.0.20513097.vib', "Unable to open VIB archive in streaming mode: '_SharedFile' object has no
attribute 'writing'").
At line:1 char:1
+ Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-8.0.0-20513097-standard-US ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Export-EsxImageProfile], FaultException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.ServiceModel.FaultException,VMware.ImageBuilder.Commands.ExportProfile

/unquote

I have updated PowerCLI to v13, pyton 3.7 + the addons, linked pyton profile etc, i have been able to clone the original esxi 8 profile, add vmkusb-nic-fling and change community acceptance levels, but am unable to export to ISO.

Have been able to do so previously for esxi 6.7 / 7.x

Any advise would be greatly apprecieated.

Thanks!

Nov 25, 2022

Yea, few folks including myself have ran into this problem using latest PowerCLI 13 release. I'm still waiting to hear back from Engr on whether this is specific to vSphere 8 or PowerCLI.

In the mean time, you can use Image Builder UI or you can use vLCM UI/PowerCLI (requires vCenter Server 8.0) to create your custom ESXi image

Nov 26, 2022

thanks alot for your response William

=)

I tried using the Image Builder UI on vCenter 7, managed to create a new profile and export the ISO, but with 100++ warnings and installation of the ISO failed, must i use vCenter 8 image builder UI?

Nov 26, 2022
Nov 26, 2022

Hi William, thank you, you are right i misunderstood your last post.
Tested using vCenter 8 image builder no issues. Thank you again for your assistance.

Nov 25, 2022

Just thinking aloud, it might the image file itself having issues, even exporting the zip image from the software depo to iso causes the same issue

PS C:\ESXI> Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-8.0.0-20513097-standard" -ExportToIso -filepath EESXi-8.0.0-20513097-standard.iso
Export-ESXImageProfile : Error retrieving file for VIB
'VMW_bootbank_nmlx5-rdma-esxio_4.23.0.36-8vmw.800.1.0.20513097':
('vib20/nmlx5-rdma-esxio/VMW_bootbank_nmlx5-rdma-esxio_4.23.0.36-8vmw.800.1.0.20513097.vib', "Unable to open VIB
archive in streaming mode: '_SharedFile' object has no attribute 'writing'").
At line:1 char:1
+ Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-8.0.0-20513097-standard" - ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Export-EsxImageProfile], FaultException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.ServiceModel.FaultException,VMware.ImageBuilder.Commands.ExportProfile